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April 2, 2015

If you have recently become the proud owner of your own small business, there is certainly every reason to feel accomplished. After all, it isn’t every person who has the patience, diligence, and skillfulness to succeed in their goal of becoming their own boss. Becoming a business owner is a rare accomplishment, and it’s one to celebrate. However, now that your doors are open, it’s more important than ever to be absolutely sure that you are in full possession of all of the necessary tools of your chosen trade.

Making Sure You’ve Got The Right Tools To Do Business With

If you’ve recently opened your own coffee shop, you’re no doubt already aware that you’ll need to have all of the specific tools of the trade that allow you to business in your chosen field. If you’ve gotten far enough along to open your doors to the public, you’ve most likely dealt with all the preliminary items: Chairs, tables, video cameras, cash registers, etc. All that remains to be attended to are the coffee specific items.

It’s Never Too Late To Make A Quick Course Correction

And this, of course, is where you’ll need to be absolutely sure that you really do have each and every item that you need to do business as a coffee shop owner. Luckily, we now live in a day and age that allows us to quickly correct any shortfalls that may rear their ugly head. In short, if you’ve neglected some vital item that you realize you can’t do business without, you can simply turn to the Internet to place a quick order that will get you right back on your feet again.

Espresso Parts Is Here To Help

Espresso Parts is here to help you. If you find yourself running short of any of the necessary coffee shop supplies that you need in order to do business, you can quickly contact the company to supply everything you need, at a price that’s right for your budget. If you’ve made any mistakes in your inventory, the time to correct them is now.

The company has a long and distinguished reputation for expert customer service and quick delivery of goods. Whatever items your business may need can be supplied in a timely and professional manner. Contact Espresso Parts today to find out what they can do for you.

April 2, 2015

No one throws a party hoping it will go down in social history as “okay.” Here are three steps you can take to ensure that your event will be memorable, and that people will be clamoring for your next big shindig.

The first thing everyone will look for when they come through the door is the snack table. Make sure the food you provide matches the vibe you want for the party. Heavier foods are fine for day parties or an intimate guest list, but if it’s a big, casual event, keep it light with finger foods that won’t keep anyone bogged down in the kitchen. If you’re serving alcohol, make sure there’s always water and a substantial food available.

Everything from decorations to your outfit will hint to your guests about what kind of atmosphere you want at your party. Keep this in mind when preparing for your party, and choose visual cues that will put your guests at ease when they arrive.

The bigger the party, the more power your sound equipment will need. While laptop speakers may serve at a small party, parties with more guests will generate more ambient noise and thus need more substantive equipment. There are many websites where you can get quality sound equipment for affordable prices. Sites like muzeekworld.com offer dj equipment rental to take larger parties to the next level.

Keep these simple tips in mind and no one will forget your next party.

March 17, 2015

Hmm, I don’t know what to name this smoothie, but what I can tell you is it’s delicious, refreshing and definitely healthy. I didn’t feel like filling up my tummy with something heavy yesterday, so I thought I’d make something light. I rummaged through my fridge and found a few slices of cantaloupe, 1 Dalandan (local orange), pechay leaves and a cucumber.

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This is what it turned out.

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My Green Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cantaloupe, sliced into cubes
  • Juice of 1 Dalandan or Orange
  • 1 cup Cucumber, sliced onto cubes
  • 1 1/2 cups Pechay leaves or Spinach
  • 2 - 3 Tbsps. Honey
  • Ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend at high speed for a few minutes. Enjoy!
http://tekla88.info/recipes/my-green-smoothie/

March 17, 2015

Ear infection? That’s very common in dogs. I remember when Lokii was still alive, he’d have it every now and then. I used to worry a lot because he looked very much in pain, but when I brought him to the vet and he was prescribed posatex otic, ear infection became easy to handle. I’d applied it into the ear canal for up to 7 days, and he’ll be alright after that. If your four legged friend is suffering from the painful ear infection, I would suggest you ask your vet about Posatex Otic.

March 17, 2015

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Glad to be walking a few times a week again after a long pause.

March 17, 2015

Many things are revealed about a person by their style and how they dress. It’s pretty easy to tell if a person is carefree and easy going, or uptight and detail-oriented, by their clothing choices. First impressions tell a lot about someone. And musical tastes are one thing immediately revealed by what someone wears. Whether its an iconic pair of eyeglasses or how they get around, like an old junker car or premium nyc car service

Pop Music Lovers Like Fun Fashion
Trendy, youthful styles and fun, interesting prints can give someone the idea you might like pop music and keep up with the top 40 hits. Accessories are another clue here, if someone is always sporting the latest headgear, jewelry and eyewear, they’re probably up to date on the latest hits on the radio. Online glasses are a great way to keep on top of trends, because it’s so easy to buy several pairs that way and pick one depending on your mood for the day. Are you someone who wants one pair of eyeglasses for the day, and another, cooler pair for the night? If someone is setting trends in fashion, they probably are on the cutting edge of knowing the hottest bands, and the best new movies and entertainment options in the area.

Rock and Country Fans Get Down in Their Boots
Boots have made a huge comeback in the past year, and this trend shows no signs of stopping. High heeled, patent leather sends a different message than cute mid-calf cowboy boots, and those two people are probably not listening to the same CDs. The glam stilettos may not be easy to dance in, but that girl has figured it out, and is probably rocking out to some distorted guitar at a rock or punk show. The owner of the cowboy boots probably knows all about beer drinking out on a dirt road, even if she’s never actually done it, from listening to new country music.

Classical and Jazz is All About Elegance
Someone with a classy, elegant style and expensive accessories may prefer R&B or jazz, with perhaps a little classical thrown in for variety. This person has likely actually attended the symphony or opera at one point in his or her life.

Get Your Dancing Cap On
A neon baseball cap with YOLO across the front is more than likely going to be a fan of electronic dance music or hip hop. Rainbows on anything here, also EDM.

A Social Conscience is in Fashion
Hip hop and rap has their own very distinct style. Team jerseys, big jewelry, baseball caps, and polo logos will tell you that if they have a rap sheet, it rhymes. Gucci and grills and big shades will probably never go out of style with the rap and hip hop crowd because they are such a fixture in the culture. Dressing like a rapper also reveals that a person has loyalty and solidarity among his or her friends, and is in touch with social consciousness in a way that escapes fans of other genres. Fans of this genre dress like they relish their freedom, rebellion, and courage – because they do.

Hipper Than Most
The hipster crowd has long flowing scarves, knit hats, and even a dreadlock or two. They’re probably listening to folk or indie music and looking very cool doing it. They drive Mini Coopers and drink Pabst Blue Ribbon with an ironic smile on their face. This crowd has been known to embrace archaic bands that broke up 20 years ago and talk about them incessantly. They might have a point, you’ll never know unless you check out what they’re talking about.

Diversity is Always in Style
All of these fashion and music trends make a big point about our society. We are a diverse crowd, but we gravitate toward those with like minds. While it might be easier to walk up to a stranger who is dressed like you and start up a conversation, it probably won’t be as interesting as chatting up someone dressed from a different genre. So take a chance and cross a fashion line once in a while.

March 10, 2015

Pumps come in a variety of sizes for a whole host of different reasons. Today we are going to talk about one specific use for pumps called dewatering. Much like watering is to add water, dewatering pumps take water away from the land. The reasons for this are as varied as the types of pumps out there, but today we will look at one of the most common uses for these types of pumps.

Construction dewatering is the process of removing water from job sites, riverbeds or other areas of new construction. This is one of the most common types of dewatering. The process of dewatering at construction sites includes much more than simply pumping unwanted water out of a construction area. Professionals that can be hired include teams of engineers and experts that do on-site analysis, pump tests and any other planning or investigation that may be required.

One concern to pay especially close attention to when selecting a new pump or hiring a professional pump company is where your waste water will end up. It is common for the water and debris sucked out of your construction area to end up in streams, lakes and rivers. To ensure your construction and dewatering activities have the least amount of environmental impact, make sure the pumped water has proper filtration and placement. When you are looking to be rid of unwanted water and wet debris on your job site, be sure to look into a professional pump company that cares about their customers and their environment.

March 1, 2015

Now that the weather is starting to get warm, what better way to cool down than a glass of delicious Guinumis. This is a coconut milk based drink that’s sweet and very refreshing.

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Guinumis

Ingredients

  • 2 cans 385ml coconut milk
  • 1 cup cooked small tapioca pearls
  • 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups or more toasted pinipig
  • 1 cup cooked red gelatin
  • 1 cup cooked green gelatin flavored with a pandan leaf
  • Sugar syrup

Instructions

  1. Combine coconut milk and condensed milk. Mix well.
  2. Toss in gelatin and tapioca. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
  3. Sweeten with sugar syrup and top with the toasted pinipig before serving.
http://tekla88.info/recipes/guinumis/

January 29, 2015

I’ve never really tried making an apple smoothie, except when mixed with other fruits. Fuji apples are the only fruits left in my fridge, and there was too many of them, so I thought I’d make some in a smoothie. Maybe adding milk or vanilla ice cream would give it a nice twist. And oh, it was delicious!

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Creamy Apple Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 2 medium-sized Fuji Apples (or any kind of apples)
  • 1 large scoop Vanilla Ice cream or 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups ice cubes
  • honey or sugar to sweeten

Instructions

  1. Wash, peel and slice apples. (you may leave the skin on if you like)
  2. Place all ingredients in blender.
  3. Blend until smooth.
http://tekla88.info/recipes/creamy-apple-smoothie/

January 26, 2015

Nothing can be cooler than looking chic in your Quinceanera dress. While carrying a beautiful dress like that can be effortless to some, the trick to look as cool is to simply know the basic guidelines.

We all have our own unique style and taste and you don’t have to change that to elegant in that style. Surprising as it may sound, but your taste can actually be easily incorporated into this style of dressing. Yes, what you like in music, movies, art and even in literature can be blended to create your own unique teenage wedding guest dress or Quinceanera dress. You should also find out what colors suit you best and wear these colors.

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Part of the basic guidelines is balance. Try to balance your outfit to create a really chic look. Know the shape of your body and try to find a dress that will flatter your figure and hide the parts that shouldn’t be highlighted. Watch out for your shoes as well. If you’re petite, steer clear of chunky heels and if you’ve got chunky calves, stay away from stiletto heels. The key to looking chic is to flaunt what flatters you most.

Quincenera dresses and teenage wedding guest dresses are available anywhere, but if you don’t want to attend a party looking just like everybody else, I would suggest you avoid shopping at your local malls. Look online or shop at Dress First for affordable, not your ordinary kind of Quincenera dresses to be unique.

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